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    Tidbit on battle for starting punter job

    Daniel Kuehl was put on scholarship today. Because of that, I asked Coach Rhoads if it meant he'd be the starter next Thursday against Northern Illinois.

    Here was his answer.

    “That doesn’t mean that he has earned the starting role yet. Kirby hit a couple of boomers yesterday in practice. They both fared well today. I would say that Dan probably has an edge right now. Kirby is going to have to beat him out over the course of the next few practices to be the starter next Thursday and that could happen.”



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    Re: Tidbit on battle for starting punter job

    It worries me when the basis of the starting punt job is who can "boom" it the farthest.




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    Re: Tidbit on battle for starting punter job

    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    It worries me when the basis of the starting punt job is who can "boom" it the farthest.
    "Boomer" doesn't necessarily mean huge distance. It can also refer to hang time.



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    Re: Tidbit on battle for starting punter job

    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    It worries me when the basis of the starting punt job is who can "boom" it the farthest.
    Because a punter has so many other responsibilities.



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    Re: Tidbit on battle for starting punter job

    Too bad they are not like Ray Guy.


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    Re: Tidbit on battle for starting punter job

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    "Boomer" doesn't necessarily mean huge distance. It can also refer to hang time.
    A 35-yard punt with a 4.8 hang time is not a "boomer".




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    Re: Tidbit on battle for starting punter job

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    Because a punter has so many other responsibilities.
    When the situation is 4th and 8, the ball on the opponents' 39-yard line, I don't want a guy who can just "boom" it. All that means is a net gain of 19 yards in field position.




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    Re: Tidbit on battle for starting punter job

    If it's all the same I'd take whoever gets the ball off the quickest. Not having a starting punter at this point worries me a little. In college a punter is one of the Top 3 most important positions IMO. Give me a guy that gets the ball off quick and gives me 38 yards over a guy that punts 45 but nearly gets it blocked many times.



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    Re: Tidbit on battle for starting punter job

    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    A 35-yard punt with a 4.8 hang time is not a "boomer".
    Then by all means enlighten the masses, O Great Master of All Things Punted.



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    Re: Tidbit on battle for starting punter job

    Just as long as they dont put too many stinkin' punters on scholarship.......


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    Re: Tidbit on battle for starting punter job

    hell they may need 2 punters if they r a 3 yards and out offense....one of the punters might get tired!!!!!!!!!


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    Re: Tidbit on battle for starting punter job

    Quote Originally Posted by burn587 View Post
    If it's all the same I'd take whoever gets the ball off the quickest. Not having a starting punter at this point worries me a little. In college a punter is one of the Top 3 most important positions IMO. Give me a guy that gets the ball off quick and gives me 38 yards over a guy that punts 45 but nearly gets it blocked many times.
    Well -- if it's nearly blocked many times, I'll take that!


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    Re: Tidbit on battle for starting punter job

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCaptain View Post
    Just as long as they dont put too many stinkin' punters on scholarship.......
    and I don't like the idea of giving a scholarship to a punter that might not even start



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    Re: Tidbit on battle for starting punter job

    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    When the situation is 4th and 8, the ball on the opponents' 39-yard line, I don't want a guy who can just "boom" it. All that means is a net gain of 19 yards in field position.
    If it's 4th and 8 on the 39 we probably trot out Mahoney to go for a 56 yarder. He has the leg for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    and I don't like the idea of giving a scholarship to a punter that might not even start
    Considering we probably won't hit the 85 scholarship limit this year, and you can never underestimate the value of special teams, it is completely worth it.



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    Re: Tidbit on battle for starting punter job

    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    It worries me when the basis of the starting punt job is who can "boom" it the farthest.
    You could probably find more important things to worry about if you really tried.


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